February 7, 2011

Love Bug Bobble Card

Hello, Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway as your Guest Designer today!  I made a bobble card for Valentine's Day that I want to share with you!

The first thing I did was make a bobble.  I took a 1" circle punch, 22 gauge beading wire, wire cutters, tape and a sharpie.  I cut of a 4" (or so) piece of wire and wrapped it around a sharpie marker.

Next, I poked a small hole in the center of 2 of the circles.

I poked the wire through one of the holes, bent it and secured it with tape.

Repeated on the other side.

I used my tape runner to secure the remaining two circles on top of the taped circles.

Here is a side view of my bobble.  I set this aside and started to create the card.

I used my Simply Charmed cartridge to find this cute love bug.  I put the bug and layers on the mat and sized them to 2.25 inches high.  I put love bug on the mat at 1 inch high.

I separated the bug layers by color on my mat.

I wanted some extra hearts without the inside cut, so I copied one and selected Hide Contour.

I hid the inner cut (shown in red above).

Next, I loaded my paper on my mat and cut out my shapes.

Here they are!

I ran the bug layers and sentiment through my Xyron.

Isn't she cute?!?  Once the card was assembled, I added pink stickles to the heart cut out piece.

I used glue dots to attach the bug to the bobble.

For this card, you need a 4 x 12 inch piece of paper.  I did not have a pattern, so I created my own out of the pink cardstock below.  Score the paper at 2, 4, 8 & 10 inches.  I used my Martha Stewart Score Board.

Fold the paper accordian style.

It was hard to see my next folds, so I picked up that sharpie and drew these fab lines!!  The best way I could fold the diagonal folds was to mark the center with a pencil.

I marked both sides of the paper at 6 inches on the back.

I used the triangle piece from the bottom of the Score Board to score at a diagonal.  I made a total of 4 diagonal scores (and 7 diagonal years ago ~ couldn't resist!  I made two Xs).

You fold the sides to the inner triangles fold together.  I attached the bug and sentiment.

I ended up not using the hearts as planned (I will save them for another project).  I will tuck this card into the envelop of Valentine's For Vets that my daycare kids and I have made so far.

I hope you have fun making a bobble card yourself!!  Thanks Sheila for having me!!


Missie said...

super cute! I made a spring card last year and keep meaning to do it agian! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa said...

Wow Lori, your card is so cute. Love that paper. That is so cool that you made your own bobble. Great job.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wowsers! Look at this card! I have never seen one like this and find it intriguing, I just keep looking at it as it is so cool. Love the papers, the colors and everything about it! Great tutorial and thank you for sharing with us today! AWESOME

Granny said...

This is such a wonderful card. TFS

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Sooooo cute!! Thanks for the great instructions!

Anonymous said...

How cute is this! And adding a bobble is just such a super fun element! Love them!

GabyCreates.com said...

super cute Lori, I have only made one spring card myself, but your is super cute and thanks for the detail instructions... I still haven't used any bobbles...well you are inspiring me to get my stuff out! --Gaby

Angi Barrs said...

Fab idea Lori. This is way too cute. :)

papillon digital design said...

Very cute card. TFS

Stacy said...

I love this card, especially the wobbly part. This post is now in my fav's.
Thanks for the great instructions

Cricut Couple said...

This is SOOOOOO cool! Love the wobble idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

soooo cute! Love it. Your directions are perfect!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

This is so stinking adorable!! Love the little wobbly bug and what a gorgeous fold on this card! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Unknown said...

Adorable! tfs!

Java Jen's Creations said...

What an adorable project!! Love this!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

217 Creations said...

What a cute card! SO unique!

hilda'scraftylounge said...

Love this card so creative and unique!! I have become a new follower and am enjoying your crafts,
I have given you a blog award !!! hop over to accept !!! Thanks

Barb Craft said...

Super cute card Lori and I love that you made your own wobble! I am going to have to give this a try!! My daughter will love this!
Barb :)

Bamabel said...

Now that is too cute!